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August 02, 2014
Sports
Boys track goes 47-0
Ask any coach before the season starts, and he or she will say they would love to see the team go undefeated. But because of injuries or athletes simply having a bad day, it’s rare for a team to ac...
Apr 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
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Panthers run, jump, vault way to 1st-place finishes at WCU Invite
Shawn Marcie is picking a good time to be peaking. The Franklin senior distance runner turned in a career-best time of 4 minutes, 40.7 seconds in the 1,600-meter run Thursday at the Western Carolin...
Apr 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ninth-ranked Panthers add to shutout total
It’s 11 games into the season, and Franklin’s soccer team is part of a rare distinction: Every game has resulted in a shutout, either for the Panthers or for their opponents. The latest shutout cam...
Apr 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
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Determined to help others
When Kyle Morgan awoke in the hospital, the first question he asked was if he had killed anyone. Morgan was told he hadn’t killed anyone in a car crash that was the result of him driving while into...
Apr 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 125 125 recommendations | email to a friend
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Panthers win pair of 1-run games
Franklin coach Ryan Raby reminds his players that there are three areas crucial to winning baseball games: good pitching, good defense and timely hitting. The Panthers executed two of the three pha...
Apr 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
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Panthers narrowly edge East
Thomas Nichols was so nervous that he was shaking. The Franklin sophomore was inserted into the 1,600-meter relay team, filling in for senior Shawn Marcie who’d gotten sick early in the day. It was...
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FHS softball wins 2 games
A pair of road victories this week has Franklin’s softball team riding some momentum into Friday’s showdown with the conference’s top team. The Panthers (4-6, 3-4 WNC Athletic Conference) will host...
Apr 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 132 132 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henson selected to state all-star game
Looking back on the 2013-14 hoops season, Franklin senior Sarah Henson knows it was a great year full of accomplishments. However, the first thought that pops into her head is the regional champion...
Apr 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 146 146 recommendations | email to a friend
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FHS boys aim to win conference for first time since 2010
Whether it’s field events, individual running events or team relays, Franklin’s boys track and field team manages to accumulate a healthy dose of points. The Panthers have passed all of their tests...
Apr 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 138 138 recommendations | email to a friend
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Girls to be ‘competitive’ after 8th-place finish in 2013
Conference results paint a clear picture for Franklin’s girls track team in recent years. Since finishing second in 2010, the Panthers have slid down the ranks each year. They went from third, to f...
Apr 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 139 139 recommendations | email to a friend
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Panthers plate 14, snap skid
Despite a pair of three-run losses to end this past week, Franklin baseball coach Ryan Raby felt like his squad was on the right track and that it was just a matter of time before the Panthers got ...
Apr 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 141 141 recommendations | email to a friend
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Franklin’s baseball team lost three games this past week and is 3-8 overall and 0-4 in the Western North Carolina Athletic Conference.
Rabun Gap 6, Franklin 3 Wednesday, March 26 • FHS scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh to tie it 2-2, then allowed four unearned runs in the eighth. • The Panthers outhit the Eagles 10-9. •...
Apr 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 142 142 recommendations | email to a friend
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Panthers score 6 runs in 3 losses; skid hits 7 games
Franklin’s baseball team lost three games this past week and is 3-8 overall and 0-4 in the Western North Carolina Athletic Conference. Rabun Gap 6, Franklin 3 Wednesday, March 26 • FHS scored two r...
Apr 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 141 141 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ninth-ranked Panthers beat Knights for 5th straight victory
Franklin’s soccer team is no stranger to winning streaks. Last season, the Panthers tied their first game before reeling off 16 consecutive victories. This season, the Panthers lost to Enka 1-0 in ...
Mar 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 151 151 recommendations | email to a friend
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FHS tennis suffers double-dip defeat
Losing in a closely contested match is never fun. Losing two tight matches, to the same team nonetheless, is about what you might expect. “It’s tough losing to the same team on the same day 5-3, 5-...
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 154 154 recommendations | email to a friend
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Panthers lose to rival in 10 innings
Errors continue to be a common denominator between wins and losses for Franklin’s baseball team. The Panthers are unbeaten (3-0) when they play relatively mistake free, but are winless (0-5) when t...
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 155 155 recommendations | email to a friend
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Errors costly for Panthers
Shortstop Trey Maslin makes a diving stop of a ground ball. He jumps to his feet, takes a step to his right and taps the second base bag. Then, while leaping to avoid a sliding runner, he fires a t...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 157 157 recommendations | email to a friend
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FHS softball suffers pair of losses to open season
A home run blast in each of the first two games has been a cause for celebration. However, Franklin’s softball team would also like to celebrate after the game. The Panthers opened the season with ...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 152 152 recommendations | email to a friend
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Newcomers comprise half of tennis team
With a mix of veteran seniors and inexperienced players, Franklin tennis coach Sammy Gunter isn’t quite sure what to expect from his team this season. The Panthers have four returning players to go...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 179 179 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dancing, dunks and Dribblers
A basketball game took place inside Franklin’s gym Tuesday, but it was secondary on a night full of dancing, jokes and entertainment. The Harlem Ambassadors visited FHS to share laughs and cater to...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 180 180 recommendations | email to a friend
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Panthers push Bandys to edge, lose in double overtime thriller
Playing for a spot in the state championship, Franklin and Bandys provided everything fans could ask for in a basketball game. Girls on both teams poured out sweat and blood during the game. But af...
Mar 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 165 165 recommendations | email to a friend
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Franklin soccer team kicks off season with 2-1 mark
A year ago, Franklin’s soccer team made school history and didn’t lose a game during the regular season. The Panthers won’t be able to repeat that feat, losing 1-0 to Enka in the 2014 season opener...
Mar 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 156 156 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mathis delivers walk-off single in FHS home victory
Franklin’s baseball team has won two of its first three games to start the season. The Panthers beat Murphy 8-0 in the season opener Feb. 28. They lost to Rabun County (Ga.) 7-5 Tuesday, before bou...
Mar 07, 2014 | 146 146 recommendations | email to a friend
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FHS rallies late, stops Cavs’ 22-game streak
With less than 25 seconds left and the clock ticking away, Kaitlin Bishop catches a pass while standing on the wing in front of Franklin’s bench. The Franklin senior notices that she has some space...
Mar 07, 2014 | 145 145 recommendations | email to a friend
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DST: More daylight to burn for Maconians come Sunday
Like a cosmic magic trick, time will simply vanish this weekend. Clocks will “spring forward” on Saturday night and everyone will wake up a little later, or a little more tired, than usual on Sunda...
Mar 07, 2014 | 143 143 recommendations | email to a friend
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Back-to-back sectional champs
Lexington coach Lamont Johnson watched his team go on the road in the first two rounds of the state playoffs and come away with victories, including upsetting No. 1 seed Lake Norman Charter. Howeve...
Mar 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 140 140 recommendations | email to a friend
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